Hi Keto Fam! This is my first progress post.
Week number 11. Very Strict. Less than 20G carbs per day. 1800-2000 calories with 70% fat minimum. No cheese or milk. Also eliminated nuts because they made me stall. Eating Eggs-Avocado Carnitas Mayo Lots of Salmon -Spinach-Kale-Celery. Coffee and MCT and Heavy Cream. Mostly organic but not 100%. So far so good. Lost 10 lbs. From 180 to 170. Felt a bit dizzy and weak for my first couple weeks and then added two teaspoons of Pink Himalayan Salt per day and that absolutely fixed me up. Very important puzzle piece for me. Gym 4 days per week. 20 minute intense weight work outs and 1 day of HIIT sprints mostly 200 yards. Feel great. Pretty good numbers so far. 5.3 A1C - 75 fasted Glucose and Ketones generally 1.0 to 2.2 on the ketomojo - I know I am in Ketosis by the way I feel. 2 meals 3x per week and I have done 2 fasts of 36 hours. I think I understand the basics of doing keto right and I am tracking and continuing to learn from all you wonderful more experienced folks.
Here is the issue: I do not think I am Fat Adapted. I do not have this glorious ability to just NOT want to snack. I cant just easily skip meals like I keep reading about. I am still hungry. Not ravenous. Better than before for sure. But the 36 hour fasts were a big deal for me. Full “white knuckle I am not eating today” If I am being a wimp tell me. I would always want to eat some carbs if that was an option. I would always want to have a snack in the middle of the day. Plus I still have about 2 inches of waistline - stubborn belly fat keeping me from my goal of 34 inch waist 165lbs just like college (I am 57 now).
When??? does the Fat Adaptation Happen? So much of the information is non-specific in this area. Literally 2 to 3 days and 2 to 3 weeks and 2 to 3 months. All the time. Can anyone tell me How Long? or What else do I need to do? It seems like seeking Enlightenment. I need specifics. I thought maybe I was insulin resistant from too many years of eating my Wheaties and having toast like I was told to. ; ) But I think my numbers indicate that I am relatively ok on insulin sensitivity.
Maybe losing hunger and cravings Never happens for some people? Is that possible? If so I will just have to accept it. I know…Keep on Ketoing Right? But is there anything more specific. How long did it take YOU to get definitively Fat Adapted.???